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Monday, September 11, 2006
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Outsourcing opportunities, Continental-size
With offshore and near-shore outsourcing of traditional IT and back-office work in Europe set to grow 30-35 per cent per annum in the next few years, the Continent is the place to be for countries such as India. With Indian service providers vy ing for every bit of the European opportunity, they will need senior managers who have the aptitude to interact across cultures. More

Mines of death
The safety record of coal mining has improved over time, but mine disasters have been happening with disconcerting regularity. More

Roadmap or rocky road?
The Tarapore Committee — II More

A curate's egg — good in parts
Tarapore Report on fuller convertibility More

The futility of post-training evaluation sessions
Post-training evaluation, typically at the end of the class-room session, is like choosing to inspect products only at the factory gate before being shipped to customers — too little and too late. If you want a return on your training investmen t you need to redefine the entire approach to training. This is as relevant to long-term strategic learning and development initiatives as it is to simple knowledge and skill-building programmes. As a result of the rather short-sighted approach to evaluation, the entire onus of learning gets shifted from the participant to the trainer. More

Facing the truth
The week remembering September 11, 2001, began for us with a sad reminder, in Malegaon this time, that terrorism is truly worldwide and is alive and well. Of all the chatter on the box on this occasion, by far the most constructive and moving was ... More

World and 9/11
There will be no time when memories of 9/11 will cease to be an indelible part of the history of humankind. The sheer scale of the destruction and the ingenuity with which it was wrought have no parallel. So ... More

Southern Railway on off-track revenue-generating mode
"The Railway Minister Mr Lalu Yadav, has asked us to think of innovative ways to improve our income... We've also been asked to look out actively for commercial advertising... " More


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